On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 17% vote for extreme-right Flemish Block in Belgium
  • 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • Dennis Eckersley, 1st to save all 4 games in a championship series
  • MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Felix Wankel, German inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine), dies at 86